Job Description

Technical Support To The Ethiopia Investment Commission
USAID’s East Africa Trade and Investment Hub
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Apply by 11 December 2016

Job Description
The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) is the U.S. Government’s flagship project under the presidential Trade Africa initiative, launched in 2013 to boost trade and investment with and within Africa. The Hub’s strategy is geared towards attracting and facilitating new investments and technology to promote trade within the East African Countries and other global markets especially the U.S under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). This will lead to the creation of new jobs and increase the region’s competitiveness.

The Hub invites qualified consultants (individuals) with global expertise and a proven record on investment promotion (at national level and beyond) to provide 12 months technical support to the Ethiopia Investment Commission.


Under supervision of the Deputy Commissioner for Policy Research and Investment Promotion, the Investment Promotion Expert will work to assist the Government of Ethiopia to increase private sector investment. To achieve this objective, the expert will support the Ethiopia Investment Commission in development of an investment promotion framework. The framework’s overall intent is to structure and develop capacity of the EIC to attract and support successful private investment in government priority areas such as agriculture, agro-processing, textile and garment, leather and leather related products, pharmaceuticals, light machineries manufacturing etc. The investment framework will also contribute to an improved business enabling environment by helping increase Ethiopia’s ranking on key business climate indicator indices, such as World Bank Doing Business indicators (DB).


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A post graduate degree in economics, business or any related social science field.
At least 10 years in a senior management role within the private sector and or government institution and at least 8 years relevant industry experience.
Demonstrated understanding of the role of the government investment promotion agencies and how they operate as well as trade and investment environment in Ethiopia.
Highly networked individual in the local and international investment space at both private sector and government level
Excellent English report writing and communication skills.

Interested and qualified applicants should submit their applications in PDF (preferred) or other electronic formats on or before December 11, 2016 to

Job expires in 30 days.

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